A simple white dress is key to any holiday capsule wardrobe.
This summer staple can be dressed up or down, giving you the fashion flex to go shopping, to dinner and to the beach.
It’s all in the styling...
Here’s how I’m styling my classic white dress (bought from Theory) to create three timeless summer looks.
Styled for the beach : effortlessly elegant
Stylish neutrals quickly pull a look together: a classic Panama hat adds old-school glamour and keeps the sun off your face; a practical crossbody bag, big enough for your beach essentials; a lightweight cotton hammam towel makes a perfect beach towel that doubles as a scarf if coverage from the sun is needed and flat Siesta sandals keep feet cool and comfortable.
Styled for evening: monochrome magic
Elevate a classic white dress with statement accessories. A dark-hued bandana adds glamour to holiday hair; a Memah pom pom clutch in rich deep black with a striking graphic design adds drama; keep it simple in black Shangies and opt for brass bangles to add shimmer and cream beaded hoop earrings.
Styled for shopping: bazaar bright
Accessories in citrus & spicy tones add warmth to a cool white dress.
A bold bandana, combined with layered red & orange prayer beads plus a bright eyewear beaded chain, creates a cocktail of summer colour. A Wayuu tote (here in bold Red Diamond) keeps valuables close, whilst a large Zuzu tassel shopper (here in warm Saffron) is the only way to lug your holiday purchases. Slip into comfortable sunset-coloured Shangies (which are hand washable) and you are ready to hit any bustling bazaar.